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Laois Resident Scoops €500k EuroMillions Prize as Search for Winner Continues


One fortunate individual in Laois experienced an extraordinary stroke of luck on Tuesday night, securing a life-changing €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The winning moment arrived after the anonymous participant purchased a Quick Pick ticket on Monday at the Daybreak store located on Main Street, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois.

However, the exciting news is tempered by a sense of anticipation, as the winning ticket holder has yet to step forward to claim their substantial prize. The National Lottery is urging all players in the area to diligently check their tickets to see if they hold the fortunate numbers: 10, 14, 22, 44, and 47.

As the large sum remains unclaimed, the National Lottery advises the winner to take crucial steps to secure their winnings. Specifically, the winner should sign the back of their ticket and keep it safe until they are able to contact the prize claims team. The number to call is 1800 666 222, or alternatively, the winner can send an email to [email protected]. Arrangements will be made to ensure the winner can collect their half-million-euro reward.

Store Manager Kate Brennan expressed her delight upon learning that her establishment had sold the winning ticket. The news brought a wave of excitement to Daybreak, with Brennan noting, “This is the biggest prize that we have ever sold, so there has been lots of excitement ever since we posted the news on our social media first thing this morning. We’re located on the old road between Dublin and Limerick, so the winner really could be anyone.”

Brennan added her hopes that the ticket holder would come forward soon, saying, “All of the staff were thrilled to hear that this is the biggest prize we’ve ever sold. Let’s hope the winning continues, and maybe there will be even more phone calls from the National Lottery in the near future!”

This particular win marks the eighth time the EuroMillions Plus Top Prize has been claimed in Ireland this year, with previous wins occurring in Dublin (twice), Tipperary, Cork, Wicklow (twice), and Kilkenny. With such frequent wins, anticipation and excitement about the EuroMillions Plus draw continue to grow nationwide.

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Sarah Ruane, a spokesperson for the National Lottery, echoed the sentiments of urging players to check their tickets. “We are appealing to all of our players who may have purchased a ticket at the Daybreak, Main Street, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois, to check their tickets carefully today, as one player has a prize worth an incredible €500,000 waiting for them. The winner should contact our prize claims team as soon as possible, and arrangements will be made for them to pop into Lotto HQ to officially claim their prize.”

Beyond the local excitement, this win contributes to a growing list of EuroMillions success stories in Ireland. Lottery players all across the country hold on to hope that they might be next in line for such a windfall, as the games continue to offer substantial prizes. Meanwhile, the search for the Laois winner continues, stirring a buzz in the local community and beyond.

To meet the needs of players and ensure no one misses out on their potential fortunes, the National Lottery provides varied channels for ticket checking and prize claims. In today’s fast-paced world, processes are in place to make claiming prizes as smooth and secure as possible.

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As the search for the €500,000 winner in Laois continues, the story serves as a reminder of the life-changing potential that each lottery ticket carries. The National Lottery remains dedicated to guiding winners through the claims process, ensuring that each win is celebrated and secured with the utmost care. The Laois community and wider Ireland watch eagerly, hoping that the lucky individual will soon emerge to claim their extraordinary prize.